Lenoir-Rhyne University will end its 2016-17 Concert Series with an extraordinary quartet of chamber artists. The Tesla String Quartet will perform on Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Grace Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Tesla Quartet was formed at The Juilliard School in 2008. In only a few months after their inception, the Quartet quickly established itself as one of the most promising young ensembles in New York by winning second prize at the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition. Since that time, the Quartet has continued to garner top prizes at numerous international competitions. Some of those awards include the Gold Medal at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, third prize and the Best Interpretation of the Commissioned Work at the 6th International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna, third prize at the 2012 London International String Quartet Competition, and the Prize for the International Summer Academy for Chamber Music Niedersachsen at the 2013 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition.
No tickets or reservations are required for the Tesla String Quartet performance. For more information, visit lr.edu/publicevents or call 828.328.7147.
Established in the fall of 2000, the Concert Series at Lenoir-Rhyne University serves the University community and the greater Hickory area by providing opportunities to hear and interact with superb musical artists. With support from the University's Friends of Music, the Concert Series brings musical artists to campus to present concerts and recitals, work with students in the master class setting, lecture to music classes, and provide examples of professional artistry in music.